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>> hi, everyone. welcome to the "journal" coming to you live from dw in berlin. the u.s. president defies a fragile economy and high unemployment to win the election, telling the american people the best is yet to come. >> appeals from angela merkel to her european partners -- an end to the eurozone debt crisis will require more unity. >> and a parliamentary vote on another round of austerity cuts in greece. >> thanks for joining us. barack obama has won his second term in office as president of the united states, but his celebrations will be short-lived as the multitude of urgent issues on his desk draws him back to work without delay. >> the first order of business will be to negotiate a new budget deal in congress by the end of the year. otherwise, and harsh plan of spending cuts and tax increases are due to go into effect. we will hear more about that later on in the show, but first, a look back at how things play out on election night in the u.s. >> his face said it all -- president barack obama had to fight hard to keep his job in a tough race against his republican challenge
under way across the u.s. as americans decide who will lead the country for the next four years. after vigorous campaigning right to the last minute and aggressive advertising that made it the most expensive campaign of all time, president barack obama and his challenger mitt romney both into the election day confident of victory. >> but most election polls say the race for the white house is too close to call, meaning the result will be decided in a small number of so-called swing states by florida, ohio, virginia, and new hampshire, which was the first to vote on the stroke of midnight. >> voting began early in this part of new hampshire. the first ballot such traditionally cast here at midnight, and after the first 10 were tallied, it was a drop -- draw. >> for president -- this has never happened before -- we have a tie. five votes each. >> of voting in dick's bill has never been a gauge for the rest of the nation, but this year, polls show the race is a dead heat -- voting in dixville has never been engaged for the rest of the nation. >> after all the months of campaigning, after
. a combination of tax increases exami and spending cuts and could push the u.s. economy into a recession as all eyes are on how that develops. here in japan, too, the nikkei was down 3.75% last week, so we saw that play into the markets as well. the gdp figure is coming at 0.9% for the july-to-september period. we'll see how that is translating into the opening levels. let's go to the opening levels for the nikkei and topix for many monday, november 12th. both indices are down by half a percent there. the nikkei closed out last week at a four-week low as the yen gained against the dollar and euro. the japanese currency rose. really investors shifting money into yen-based assets and the higher yen weighing on export issues. this is at a time when many japanese corporations are releasing poor earnings over the last couple of weeks. that's all most of that based on the strong yen. don't forget europe, we can't ignore that sector and economy either. the renewed concerns about greece despite pushing through an austerity plan. that's a big focus as well, how that plays into stock markets. >> how are
obama becomes a first- inning president to visit burma. but >> lewis hamilton wins the u.s. grand prix. >> ban ki moon has arrived in cairo in support of the cease- fire between israel and hamas. >> the exiled leader of hamas says they must take the first up a bit want the truce in israel. they will consider a cease-fire in israel and their attacks and the siege of gaza. >> israel has bombed building and at least 90 people have been killed and some 700 wounded since the air strikes began. >> the bombardment of gaza continues. israeli defense forces are picking targets they say it are connected to palestinian militants. the billionaire also among the latest casualties. across the border in israel, ground troops are massing in preparations for a possible invasion. israel has no mobilize and 40,000 reservists. elsewhere, diplomats are attempting to broker a ceasefire. in jerusalem, middle east peace envoy tony blair met with perez to stop the rocket attacks. >> it is clear we do not have any ambition to gain an advantage but we just want to stop the fire. >> more than 1000 rockets have be
of international efforts to mediate a truce between israel and hamas. u.s. secretary general ban ki moon is lending his support. >> my message is clear. all sides must avoid fire. further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk. >> our leaders, he traveled to jerusalem with talks -- to talk with benjamin netanyahu. he condemned the attacks and the loss of civilian lives in gaza. netanyahu reiterated that they would be willing to are dissipate in a ceasefire but only if hamas immediately sees as the rocket attacks. >> the long-term solution to be put in place through diplomatic means and israel then would be a willing partner to such a solution, but if kroger military action through the necessary to stop the constant barrage of rockets, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> there are signs that diplomatic efforts may be bearing fruit and mediators iran optimistic that a deal can be made to avert an israeli ground offensive. >> -- mediator's remained optimistic. >> what is the reaction to reports of a ceasefire? >> people don't really believe it
. they also warned of the u.s. fiscal cliff. fiscal austerity is expected to increase. the finance chiefs cautioned extreme belt tightening could trigger a further slowdown. they point to the failure so far for debt covering bonds. they have decided to present reliable reconstruction plans for 2016 and beyond. called for growth strategies along with fiscal reform. they urge nations in fiscal good standing to step up to stimulate growth. now, it's not only the financial leaders who are worried about the slowdown. yuko fukushima joins us from the desk. how are investors feeling these days? >> good morning. understandably many of them are nervous. and they're hoping to get some clues from the u.s. presidential election. this is because investors on wall street are also feeling the downside risks of the economy. especially with the so-called fiscal cliff. right now they're staying on the sidelines through the election. new york markets ended slightly higher. the dow jones up by .15% and closed at 13,112. we'll have to see how stocks here in japan are trading this tuesday morning. we go to ram
minister and the u.s. secretary of state. the truce calls for an immediate halt to the fighting and reportedly aims to work towards a longer-term solution as well. >> the latest escalation in violence began just over a week ago. since then, some 140 palestinians and five israelis have been killed in air strikes and rocket attacks. >> we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gauze in a moment, but first, let's get back to evens earlier in it -- earlier in the day that threatens to derail the talks -- we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gaza in a moment. >> panic on the streets of televisa. ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion. -- panic on the streets of tel aviv. the bus was burned out but not torn apart, suggesting it may have been a relatively small bomb. israel is calling this a terrorist attack. >> hamas is a murderous organization, an organization that calls for israel's destruction. anyone who negotiates with them and the prime minister's holding talks with the americans, should know who sits there in gaza, and the need to hit them in those
for an economic nightmare. unless u.s. lawmakers reach a budget deal in january 1, a raft of temporary tax cuts are due to expire, and spending cuts will take effect. >> that means the u.s. is charging full speed at the fiscal cliff. the dramatic fiscal tightening triggered by this press this could tip the u.s. and possibly the whole global economy into recession. here is more. >> precision craftsmanship, made in the usa the marlon still company in baltimore produces wire baskets for the automobile, defense, and medical industries. it is one of the fastest-growing companies in the u.s. the company president wants to keep it that way, but at the moment, he is holding off on further investments. >> this robot is a good quality robot. phowever, we want to buy the brand-new version that is made in germany. we are pausing right now because of the fiscal cliff. there is so much uncertainty about what will happen in the future. we are not pulling the trigger to by the german robot. >> the prospect of falling off the fiscal cliff frightens more than just greenblatt. numerous business owners across the
an equitable distribution arm. rights groups have criticized that all the candidates gain without a vote. the u.s. is expected to become the world's largest oil producer by the end of the decade. they will temporarily overtake banks to increase output by new exploration technologies. >> this comes from the iaea which released the world energy outlook 2012 on monday. the iaea predict greater oil and natural gas production, as well as rising energy efficiency, will allow the u.s. to become nearly self-sufficient by the year 200035. itself-- 2035. >> foreign imports are still 35 %. according to the iaea, by 2017, teh u.s. will over take saudi arabia. new methods for extracting oil and a shell gas reserves will be responsible for the turnaround. -- oil and shale gas are r esponsible. energy is in many industrial nations will fall slightly. it is a different story in china, india, and the middle east were declines will move sharply over the next decade. the international agency -- energy agency believes many will be shipped to asia in the future radically changing the map of global energy flows. >> an
unfounded. also, the information stored on servers in the u.s., which opposes legal problems. can it then be used as evidence in german courts? public opinion is divided. >> our privacy keeps shrinking. i do not like it. >> if they are using it as a tool to solve crimes, sure, why not? >> the lower saxony police have found an effective way to use this book is to post links on it to their german-based site, which contains pictures and detailed descriptions. it is a legal work around that could become a national blueprint for digital crime solving. >> christie's has recorded the most successful sale of contemporary art ever, taking in more than $400 million. >> many buyers are increasingly seeing art as a safe investment now. a large-scale sculptures sold for $33.7 million, the highest -- second-highest price ever achieved at an auction by a living artist. coming up after the break, we will be taking a look at china's new leadership. do not go away. >> stick around. >> welcome back. he's just become one of the most powerful men in the world. >> today in beijing, he was named the gen
an additional burden. >>> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta is urging congress to strike a deal before the end of the year. that's to avoid a fiscal cliff which may result in a significant reduction in defense spending. the fiscal cliff is a term used to illustrate drastic fiscal tightening if congress fails to reach an agreement by year's end. such a situation is feared to trigger a plunge in the economy. panetta warned that defense spending will be subject to drastic cuts if lawmakers failed to reach a consensus. >> the worst thing that could happen from my perspective is that they just kick the can down the road. all that would wind up doing is continuing to present a shadow over the defense department and for that matter, the rest of government. >> the defense department is already planning to reduce its budget by about $500 billion over the coming ten years. panetta has voiced concern that further cuts could undermine barack obama's new defense strategy that lays more emphasis on the asia pacific region. >>> japanese officials are scratching their heads about how to deal with sluggish tra
that expectation that this conference ought to be "realistic." he pointed out that with the u.s. presidential election and the change in leadership in china, it is hard to predict how the two biggest polluters, how much pressure will be coming from them for an agreement. furthermore, the opinion is no longer playing the leading role that it once said they wanted to. the german government itself is also divided. the economics minister is worried about the impact of potential climate regulation on business. all in all, the political landscape does not suggest there will be a huge breakthrough. >> is it fair to say the climate concerns have taken a back seat to economic concerns? >> that was the case during the economic downturn. the euro crisis tends to touch people more directly than a climate change. i think there is some complacency in europe. people feel europe has met their climb at target and they have done their homework. other countries need to do more. greenpeace says it is time for europe, and germany in particular, to take the lead by being more ambitious. >> simon, thank you. >> the
staff both in germany and% abroad. data to the u.s. now, where revelations have emerged in the scandal that caused the downfall of the head of the cia, general david petraeus -- >> to the u.s. now, where revelations have emerged in the scandal that caused the downfall of the head of the cia. >> general john allen is alleged to have had inappropriately to one of the women involved in the scandal. >> he was due to become nato's supreme commander in europe, but that appointment is now on hold. meanwhile, even more details of the scandal concerning general petraeus are coming to light. >> former cia head david petraeus said the affair lasted from december 2011 until four months ago. paula broadwell co-offset a biography on petraeus and made multiple trips to afghanistan -- co-authored a biography on petraeus. investigators are reported to have found that she had access to sensitive documents about afghanistan. agents searched her family home in north carolina on monday night. but there is another high-level figure involved. the pentagon is now investigating general john palin, the palinisa
. that is the same as the vatican. >> only a handful of countries voted against the move, including the u.s. and israel. both threaten to sanction palestinian request. israel today announced the construction of 3000 more settler homes in response. >> many hope it will be for step toward independence and true statehood. >> life remains the same in the palestinian territories, but many say the united nations vote has given them a new outlook. >> it is a beautiful feeling. there's hope that our children will grow up in an independent nation with its own voice, and that is a feeling that is hard to describe it. >> the decision came after a powerful appeal by the palestinian authority president in new york. >> the general assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the state of palestine. >> 138 generally assembly -- general assembly members voted in favor of upgrading palestine to the status of nonmember observers say. israel opposed the status change, saying the resolution will not help further the peace process. >> the truth is nothing will change if they cont
launch in the next three weeks. earlier, u.s. satellite images of the facility showed what are believed to be parts of a long-range ballistic missile. >>> north koreans space officials failed earlier this year when they tried to launch what they said was a rocket carrying a satellite. some governments called it a missile test. the photos showing renewed activity in the north is prompting renewed attention from different nations. >> translator: we are monitoring related reports. maintaining peace and stability on the korean peninsula is the common responsibility of concerned nations. it's also in their interest. >> a u.s. defense department official declined to comment on the analysis, but the official said the u.s. asks north korea to follow a u.n. security council ban on launches involving ballistic technology. >>> the people who wont to be south korea's next president are mapping out their strategies in the lead-up to voting day. official campaigning is now under way. and so for the next three weeks candidates will be crisscrossing the country to sell their message. park geun hye of t
and drug use. he could face the death penalty. >> united nations has reviewed it demand for the u.s. to lift its embargo on cuba. the general assembly voted overwhelmingly to adopt a non- binding resolution calling for united nations members to consider the embargo illegal. only the u.s., israel, and an island state voted against. >> rome has been put on alert as the flooding has now reached the country's capital. >> meanwhile, people are beginning to clean up. the extent of the damage from the record flooding is becoming apparent. >> there was no rain on wednesday in central italy, but that was a small consolation to those affected by damage from the flooding. some areas in the region have not seen flooding is bad for 200 years. but back then, the river valleys were not built up. >> i have never seen anything like it. completely unexpected. it is breaking us. >> the regional governor of tuscany has blamed climate change for the catastrophe and said the flooding could get worse in the future. farmers are worried that crops could fail. the tiber valley has been particularly hard hit.
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